There has always been a friendly rivalry between Marvel and DC Comics, and their devoted legions of fans. This has been true for the years and years of comic books and is just as much true now as both look to dominate the superhero movie landscape. But, that friendly rivalry may have gotten a little more heated over the weekend as Aquaman himself threw down his trident to let everyone know how he really feels: “F--- Marvel.”
A few weeks back, Zack Snyder revealed our first look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman, who will make his big screen debut in Batman vs. Superman—along with a few other notable DC heroes. With all the casting info and plot details we’ve learned over the last year, that film seems like it should be about three hours long when all is said and done. No stranger to speaking out about his role as Aquaman, Momoa has once again opened up about the upcoming film, revealing just how big his part is, as well as his surprise when Snyder tweeted that photo.
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, our first look at Aquaman brings with it some Batman vs. Superman spoilers, Suicide Squad casts a new supervillain, and Joss Whedon waxes poetic about Avengers 2.
Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder revealed photos of Batman, the Batmobile and Wonder Woman on his Twitter feed, but lately things have been pretty quiet. Many fans were hoping for a first official look at the Batman vs. Superman trailer in theaters with Jupiter Ascending, but that didn't happen. Rumors have it that the trailer itself is ready and just waiting for the right moment to premiere. Could that moment be almost upon us? Snyder returned to Twitter last night, tweeting the first photo of Jason Momoa as Aquaman, along with the new tagline #unitetheseven.
Jason Momoa really is ideal casting for the role of ‘Aquaman’ hero Arthur Curry—he may not be blonde or have short hair or a clean-shaved, typical superhero look, but there’s something about his essence and appeal that makes him the perfect candidate. Momoa just looks like he was born to play some sort of sea God. We weren’t supposed to know about his casting in the film until 2016, but those beans were spilled a bit early, and now Momoa has opened up once again about his casting in the film, whether or not he’ll change his hair for the part (he won’t), and ‘Batman vs. Superman’ director Zack Snyder’s exciting plans for the DC universe.
‘Aquaman’ does’t hit theaters until 2018, but we’ve already begun hearing early reports about the project, which stars Jason Momoa in the role he was basically born to play with that magnificent damn hair. Previously, it was reported that ‘Mud’ director Jeff Nichols was being eyed to helm the aquatic superhero flick, but it looks like WB has added another name to the mix: ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ director Noam Murro. And rumor has it they’ve also got their sights set on ‘Dredd’ star Karl Urban for a supporting role.
The rumors that ‘Game of Thrones’ star Jason Momoa would be joining the DC Cinematic Universe as Aquaman flooded the Internet long before Ben Affleck was cast as Batman. When Momoa’s casting was made official through an announcement a few months, the news was greeted with a shrug. We already knew the worst kept secret in superhero moviedom! However, the announcement did mean that Momoa was allowed to stop dodging questioning (or outright lying) and chat about the character. And he has just revealed a few more interesting nuggets of information.
For anyone who remembers the days when just one Spider-Man movie seemed an impossible dream, it’s an astonishing representation of how comic book superheroes now dominate popular entertainment. ComicsAlliance’s own graphics maestro Dylan Todd put together a timeline that reveals what the next six years of superhero movies look like, with some dates and titles still to be announced. The graphic will be updated as new information is released.
The Warner Bros. announcement on Wednesday of ten upcoming movies based on DC Comics properties neatly fills in a calendar of dates that the studio previously provided -- and help flesh out an extraordinary timetable of DC and Marvel superhero movies over the next six years from Warner Bros, Marvel Studios, Fox, and Sony Columbia. ComicsAlliance's own graphics maestro Dylan Todd put together a timeline that reveals what those six years look like, including 29 confirmed release dates between now and the end of 2020, with several dates and titles still to be announced. For anyone who remembers the days when just one Spider-Man movie seemed an impossible dream, it's an astonishing representation of how comic book superheroes now dominate popular entertainment.
Although the bulk of shooting on Zack Snyder's 'Batman vs. Superman' thus far has taken place in Detroit, Michigan, the production has also gotten to work in New Mexico where something big is going down. A large compound of buildings are currently being constructed in a desert environment and fan speculation about what could be going down here has already started to run wild.